As we welcome the new year, we’re proud to share our achievements for 2017
2017 was a year to remember for Airobotics. We made great progress, scaling our operations and expanding to new markets and industries. We’re proud to share some of our key achievements.
To date, we’ve logged more than 30,000 automated drone flights. And counting.
In Israel, we received the world’s first approval to fly drones fully automatically, without a human pilot in command. In Australia, we are now certified to fly at customers’ sites Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS).
We’ve raised $32.5m in round C to meet growing market demand. We later increased the round with an additional $10m, totaling $42.5m in round C, and $71m in total funding to date. (Read more on WSJ, TechCrunch and Reuters)
We made multiple advancements on the technological front. Here are some of them:
The Airbase: New Generation Docking Station
New Generation Drone
New Generation Mast
The mast is our weather, communication and GPS station. It is now 15m high and lightning proof.
On the data front, we introduced advanced 3D modeling with Photogrammetry and LiDAR. We integrated various payloads to our drone platform, including an extended 30x optical zoom video camera with image recognition capabilities, such as dynamic object identification.
Operations & Manufacturing
In 2017 we expanded our manufacturing facilities significantly, as well as our operational capabilities.
We’ve built a climate chamber to test our drone system in extreme weather conditions.
We have a new in-house assembly line, as well as a global control center operating 24/7, to remotely operate and monitor all our systems deployed worldwide. Our technical team provides remote support and upgrades, and local teams provide periodic services and maintenance to customers.
Team & Offices
2017 was the year in which Airobotics expanded globally. Our first office and market outside of Israel is Australia, and we’re in the process of deploying our first systems in Chile and the US.
Our team grew from 80 to 202 people in 2017.
Our main office is in Kardinya, West Australia. It includes a Demo Center, assembly area, workspaces and our Remote Operation Center (ROC), from which we monitor and operate our systems in Australia. We also have teams in Brisbane and Melbourne.
Airobotics has successfully completed new deployments this year in mining sites, seaports and more.
It’s been a hell of a year. Here we come 2018!